09 November 2006

Good Writing

A thought for my fellow NaNoWriMo'ers...

"It has often been said, by numerous experts in the fields of writing and communication, that good writers should always endeavor to, when ever possible, omit any and all instances of words which are unnecessary, for the sake of the clarity and quality of their writing projects."

- or -

Omit unnecessary words.
-William Strunk

4 comments:

Mark said...

I should say, also, after reading your post, and giving it some thought, that, perhaps, some people tend to overuse, the comma, and, in fact, many often tend to mis-use the comma, which can result in, a pretty annoyed reader (or is it a pretty, annoyed reader?).
(I know I tend to use parentheses too much (its a habit I am trying to break)).

Dan said...

Good "point," Mark.

There are "a lot" of "things" that bad "writers" tend to "do," and "most" of them "involve" overuse of "something," if you "know" what I mean.

This "conversation" could "go on" for "some time."

Mark said...

HAH THAT IS PRETTY FUNNY I HATE IT WHEN PEOPLE DONT CONSIDER THAT THE WAY THEY PRESENT WRITTEN TEXT CAN ALTER THE MEANING FROM WHAT WAS INTENDED WHAT A FUN TOPIC

eileen said...

...and there's another issue...ever notice how some people can't write without these 3 little dots...? I wonder why I do this...?